Fulton Hogan trialling biofuels
Fulton Hogan – the civil contracting company with 4000 employees in New Zealand – is to trial biodiesel in its Christchurch vehicle fleet. Working with Biodiesel New Zealand, the company will use biodiesel in a small number of vehicles, with plans to expand use across the rest of the company. “It will be great to see renewable fuels being used in the re-construction of Christchurch. This move will not only benefit the company itself, but inspire others to follow suit,” said Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) chief executive Mike Underhill. EECA has supported Fulton Hogan with a grant to assist the installation of a specially-developed fuel blending pump, which will enable the company to use different proportions of biodiesel blends, depending on the vehicle being filled.